Thanks for the reply, goodbyenine
I remembered after posting! - An external instrument track only allows stereo output,
and you have to use the vst instruments window to generate more outputs[as you have pointed out].
I am moving from 3 02Rs with a mix of analog and digital inputs to an “in-the-box” setup, with VSL ensemble PRO on 2 slave machines, running via ethernet, and also an RME Madi and 6532 running digital inputs [using an SSL Alpha link as the DA and AD converter]. I have a Mackie MCU PRO and a CC121 to run automation etc.
My, but it’s difficult to get everything talking together!!!
Thanks again for your help!